Dom Perrottet trolls his predecessor Gladys Berejiklian by EXACTLY recreating her widely mocked State of Origin hype photo in her old office
- Domonic Perrottet posts hilarious State of Origin image to Twitter before game
- The photo recreated Gladys Berejiklian’s ‘memeable’ post before last series
- His image received a raucous reaction online as 80,000 fans set to attend
Dominic Perrottet has hilariously recreated a photo of his predecessor Gladys Berejiklian, just hours out from State of Origin.
The NSW premier showed his support for the Blues by posing with his back turned draped in a team scarf and beanie while holding a can of Coke Zero.
Ousted state leader Ms Berejiklian was widely mocked for posting the ‘memeable’ photo last year with the caption: ‘Getting ready for Game 1. Go the NSW Blues!’
Mr Perrottet’s version puts him in the same parliamentary office with an identical caption and Coke Zero can, and very similar clothes, positioning, and shot composition.
Dominic Perrottet (pictured) has hilariously replicated a photo of his predecessor Gladys Berejiklian, just hours out from State of Origin
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian (pictured) tweeted a photo of herself standing in front of a TV while proudly donning a Blues beanie and scarf with a can of Coke Zero in her hand
The sellout crowd will be the largest in Sydney since the onset of the Covid pandemic.
‘That is actually very very funny,’ one person wrote in response to Mr Perrottet’s trolling.
Others called it ‘high level banter’ and ‘absolute gold’.
‘Credit where it’s due: this is funny for a tory,’ a third wrote.
‘Getting ready for Game 1 by standing and watching the telly four hours before kickoff,’ one tweeted at the time.
Social media users showed Ms Berejiklian standing ready in front of the Ruby Princess cruise ship linked to thousands of Covid cases
The bizarre photo has since taken on a life of its own with dozens of social media users turning the image into a meme
One cheeky social media user created a meme of the NSW premier celebrating New Year’s Eve in the UK
‘That coke is gonna get warm the game isn’t till tonight,’ another said.
‘Yep, nothing quite screams ”I’m one of the regular crowd” as getting your winter coat on to stand in front of the television five hours before the game starts. With a can of coke,’ commented another footy fan.
‘Gladys it’s not for a few hours yet, you might want to take a seat, wouldn’t want to be standing around for 3 hours,’ commented another.
The bizarre photo also triggered a series of memes showing her standing ready at various chaotic scenes.
Wednesday night’s match between the NSW Blues and the Queensland Maroons is set to kick off at 8.10pm at Sydney’s Accor stadium.
Another meme shows Ms Berejiklian at a red carpet event where American singer Jason Derulo fell down the stairs
Another meme shows the premier standing in front of a green screen
One cheeky Twitter user photoshopped a sword into Ms Berejiklian’s hand
State of Origin legends Geoff Toovey and Petero Civoniceva predict where Game One will be won and lost as NSW go into the opener slight favourites over Queensland
By Andrew Prentice for Daily Mail Australia
They were natural leaders for their respective states in the representative arena – and now NRL legends Geoff Toovey and Petero Civoniceva ‘can’t split’ NSW and Queensland ahead of the Origin series opener on Wednesday night.
Speaking on Tuesday outside Accor Stadium at Sydney Olympic Park as they promoted the importance of bowel cancer testing for men over 50, both NRL greats predicted a ferocious forward battle from the kick-off.
Former Maroons prop Civoniceva, 46, who wore the jersey on 33 occasions from 2001 until 2012, can’t wait to see tearaway Cowboys lock Reuben Cotter on debut.
He also believes Billy Slater won’t be overawed as Queensland’s new head coach.
‘I am stoked for Rueben, his form warranted his selection,’ Civoniceva told Daily Mail Australia.
‘Like many Origin games, I think it will be won up the middle. The Queensland team is well balanced, and we have a potent backline.
NRL legends Petero Civoniceva and Geoff Toovey ‘can’t split’ NSW and Queensland ahead of the Origin series opener on Wednesday night in Sydney
Former Maroons prop Civoniceva, 46, believe Billy Slater will be overawed as head coach of Queensland
Nathan Cleary looms as NSW’s key man in game one at Accor Stadium on Wednesday in Sydney
‘Billy will be fine as well…he was a coach on the field, and anyone who worked under Craig Bellamy as long as he did would have picked up some valuable pointers.
‘Plus having Cameron Smith and JT (Johnathan Thurston) as his assistants won’t hurt his cause either.’
Toovey, 52, who played halfback and hooker for NSW for a decade from 1990 onwards, predicted a Blues win by two points.
‘I’m not a huge fan of our backline changes, but we will see what Freddy (coach Brad Fittler) comes up with closer to kick-off,’ he said.
‘Queensland have made a raw selections, but everyone is in form, I think it will be a great contest.’
Both retired footy greats also had a message for Australian men aged over 50 who keep avoiding bowel cancer testing – #get2it.
Former Maroons legend Petero Civoniceva was staggered to hear only 43.5 per cent of the population get tested annually for free bowel cancer checks nationwide
Panthers star Stephen Crichton will make his debut for NSW on Wednesday – but it remains to be seen if he starts or is an impact player from the bench
Daniel Tupou (pictured left) has been named by Blues coach Brad Fittler on the wing due to aerial prowess
‘Statistics show only 41.6 per cent of (Queensland) men over 50 have been tested, and in NSW the figures are even lower (40.5 per cent),’ Civoniceva added.
‘For me, that is completely unacceptable. I am heading towards that age, and definitely will get tested. Early detection is the key. It is free and easy to do, there are no excuses.
‘Using rugby league as a platform is also very important, the more awareness the better.’
Cancer Council CEO Professor Tanya Buchanan said diligence is key.
‘Our research before launching the campaign showed us men don’t screen as often as women, she said.
‘Up to 90 per cent of cases could be treated successfully if caught early.’
Bookmakers have NSW as favourites for the opening match of the series, with Sportsbet pricing them at $1.60 for the win versus Queensland at $2.35.